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Senate committee votes down payday loan restrictions

 An Alabama Senate committee has voted down a proposal to give payday lending customers longer to repay their loans.

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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

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Nebraska property tax package advances out of committee

A bill designed to lower property taxes by boosting state aid for Nebraska’s K-12 public schools has advanced out of a legislative committee but will still face opposition when lawmakers debate it.

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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

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Officials: Church staffer paid for wedding with stolen funds

Authorities say a church’s financial manager stole more than $500,000 to pay for her wedding and many other personal expenses.

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Senators vote to let more families get child care subsidy

A bill that would allow more families to qualify for a child care subsidy as they transition out of poverty has won first-round approval from Nebraska lawmakers.

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Louisiana’s new GOP legislative leaders talk of compromise

Louisiana’s new Republican House speaker and Senate president say they want to work with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, even as they stress legislative independence.